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Satellite team plans launch to success

On 1 Sept. 2016, the SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 went up in a blaze of flames. This was a gruesome day that lost a lot of money for SpaceX, and the crash could have long term effects on many other entities such as the RAHS Satellite team.   During [...]

First ever Boeing 747-400 makes final flight

1988 marked the first flight of the Boeing 747-400: the workhorse of the 747 family. After flying a total of 61 million miles, the very first 747-400 made its final flight to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. It was  then [...]

Solar Impulse 2 executes transcontinental journey

Since April, the Switzerland based aircraft, Solar Impulse has been making its way across the United States as it approaches the Atlantic. Once home, it will become the world’s first around the world flight done by a fully solar powered [...]

Changes in parking lot frustrate RAHS students

With construction on the Museum of Flight’s Aviation Pavilion coming to a close, more parking spaces have opened up for RAHS students. The parking increase is long anticipated and many students are eager to park closer to school. Junior [...]

C-17 Globemaster hacked

Stealing classified or sensitive information about military hardware is becoming a more common occurrence, but  hacking has rarely spread to international corporations. A year ago, Chinese national Su Bin orchestrated the theft and sale of [...]

Squaring up history: the journey of a Boeing Superfortress

  In the days of WWII, technology meant triumph. In 1944, the aircraft that would help end the war took flight: the Boeing B-29. On Wed. 6 April, the B-29 owned by the Museum Of Flight named T-Square 54 was finally uncovered for the last [...]

NASA unveils first team of 50/50 astronauts

Though the prospective Mars mission is at least 15 years away, NASA has trained a team of astronauts as candidates for the trip–half of whom are women. Astronauts Nicole Aunapu Mann, Anne McClain, Jessica Meir, and Christina Hammock Koch [...]

SpaceX lands Falcon 9 lower stage

  In a major milestone in commercial spaceflight On 21 Dec., SpaceX used their Falcon 9 heavy-lifter rocket to carry a payload to orbit and land its lower stage to be be used again. SpaceX has suffered a number of failed attempts to land [...]

The sky IS the limit

By Zak Sleeth Phoenix Flyer Reporter New laws regarding drones educate pilots and ensures the safety of the public airspace by requiring registration and establishing stricter flight boundaries around airports, public spaces, buildings, and [...]

KC-46A tanker will transcend expected noise levels

Boeing was approved to build two new KC-46A tanker military aircraft, acting as a replacement for the 767-2Cs. King County International Airport, across the street from RAHS, is hosting the Boeing testing of a KC-46A tanker military aircraft. [...]

Hey, I’m taxiing here!

On a routine flight, an Alaska Airlines 737 made its way to Seattle, but rather than landing on the runway as usual, the jet landed on a taxiway! The plane, which was headed to Seattle from Chicago was cleared to land by Air Traffic Control [...]
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